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American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police two weeks ago on the allegation that he assaulted his wife and his wife’s lover in a domestic violence incident at the male victim’s house in Tafeta. However, when police apprehended the defendant,...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The machine, purchased for LBJ Medical Center with support from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, to conduct local testing of the coronavirus arrived last Friday on the cargo flight, while the building to house the machine will be completed soon. ASG’s...
Health Department senior officials [l-r] Dr. Aifili John Tufa, Papali’i Marion Fitisemanu, Farah Utu, and Dr. Saipale Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nine more samples from individuals in American Samoa who may be infected with coronavirus were transported last Thursday on the US Coast Guard C-130 aircraft heading to Honolulu for testing at the Hawaii state laboratory while another 8 samples await an outgoing flight...
Samoa Airways logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s charter flights to and from the Manu’a islands, operated by the Samoa government owned Samoa Airways is to “address emergency issues” including medical evacuation, while limiting the movement of residents between the islands, to combat the coronavirus. This is...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court last week ordered a man, who was convicted of violating one of the conditions of his probation, that he not set foot in the area called, “Le Filifili” to find a job or end up back in jail. “Mr. Sagote, this will be your last chance, so seek gainful...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman arrested for disturbing the peace at her grandmother’s home in Nuuuli last month is now facing felony charges, after police found out that she has an active arrest warrant from two years ago where she forged a signature on a business check belonging to her mother...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira has informed the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce that the government has not seen a decrease in incoming container vessels and there are sufficient cleaning supplies on island for sanitation requirements....
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming U.S. Department of Labor publication of direction to states and territories for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), an important step in getting this unemployment relief on the way. “This is a major step in getting...
Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads in the Fatuoaiga and Ottoville area
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo Friday, Apr. 3rd, shows Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads in the Fatuoaiga and Ottoville area, with large, deep pot holes that have since been fixed with recycled asphalt following an urgent request from Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa to...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Direct-aid of almost $40 million for American Samoa under of one of the new federal laws dealing with coronavirus relief funding, will cover ASG’s COVID-19 proposed budget of $16.9 million, says Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who also explained that other coronavirus related...

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